Ok, my mind is now moving faster than a short-circuited garage door opener. I cannot tell you how many times in the past several months I have attempted to explain my response to social situations and gotten the blank stare of incomprehension.
I’d copy and paste the whole article here but that would be rude. It’s about introverts and how they think/function. And it totally explains why most every time I go out in public, I feel like I am putting on a face. It’s because I am. The “public” face, the “extrovert like most of the rest of you” face. I enjoy getting out and I enjoy people, I just do it in my own way and it takes a lot of energy.
It also explains why I so much prefer people like myself who understand that silence is totally ok. I am totally failing here to explain this …thing. But reading this short article was such an affirmation for me, like seeing myself in a mirror I didn’t realize was there and finding out that I don’t actually have a huge hairy wart on my psychc chin.. I’m an introvert, and that’s just how I roll. I live in my own brain, and I am totally ok with that.